Academics

Guttman Faculty Co-Authors Article on Student Evaluations of Teaching

January 31, 2019 | Academics, Faculty, Publication, Research

Gathering student feedback on courses and instructors has become routine in higher education, with this information influencing important personnel decisions, for instance, assigning instructors to open classes. In addition to reviewing the literature that examines and critiques student evaluations of teaching, the researchers apply the lenses of gender and race to further probe the common practice. Dr. Allen offers important guidance on the use of this type of feedback. “Our study suggests that written comments are a precious resource of information and may prove instructive to chairs and higher education administrators in detecting bias in student evaluations. Thus, when making personnel decisions such as promotion and tenure of faculty of color and women, decision-makers have access to all the information provided by the instrument to help contextual summative assessments of teaching.”

Book Talk Uncovers Breadth of Guttman Faculty Research

January 8, 2019 | Academics, Publication, Research

On December 6, 2018, Dr. Mary Gatta, Professor Meagan Lacy, and Dr. Nate Mickeslon presented their new publications at Guttman’s Book Talk event. Howard M. Wach, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, moderated the panel discussion and Q&A session. Dr. Mary Gatta’s new book, Waiting on Retirement: Aging and Economic Insecurity in Low-Wage Work, […]

EOW Students Present Findings from Ethnographic Field Research

December 12, 2018 | Academics, Ethnographies of Work

On December 11, Ethnographies of Work first-year students (House 4, Cohort 3) from Professor Mary Gatta’s class presented their original ethnographic research based on October 30 and November 27 visits to the following organizations: West Harlem Group Assistance UNITE HERE Cookfox Architects Serino Coyne SOMPO International ASME New York City Bar Association The seven groups […]

Guttman Students Participate in Fed Challenge

October 26, 2018 | Academics, Experiential Learning

On October 23, 2018, four students from Professor Sebastien Buttet’s ECON 201 Macroeconomics class participated in the College Fed Challenge, a competition organized by the Federal Reserve Bank that aims to bring real-world economic analysis into the classroom. As part of the Challenge, students presented a case analysis of macroeconomic indicators for the U.S. economy, […]

Students’ E-Portoflios Presented at the NYC Department of Education School Technology Summit

August 6, 2018 | Academics, Conference Presentation

Guttman Community College Professors Marla A. Sole and Rodrigo Lobo along with Diana Zechowski, Career Strategist, and students Thomas Jones and Angie Cordoba gave a poster presentation on July 31st at the New York City Department of Education School Technology Summit.  The talk, entitled Electronic Portfolios: A Framework for Archiving and Assessing Students’ Educational Growth, described […]

Guttman Faculty Featured in New Collection on Writing

August 1, 2018 | Academics, Publication, Research

Guttman faculty members Dr. Nate Mickelson, Assistant Professor of English, Dr. Daniel Collins, Associate Professor of English, and Dr. Claire King, Assistant Professor of English, are featured in the new book Writing as a Way of Staying Human in a Time that Isn’t, a collection from Vernon Press that advocates for using writing as a […]

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Induction Ceremony Celebrates Student Achievement

July 26, 2018 | Academics, Awards, Student Event

PTK honor society inductees 2017-2018. On July 24, 35 Guttman students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, at special ceremony for Guttman’s Beta Phi Gamma chapter. Career Strategist Janine Agarwal, who serves as the PTK advisor, organized the event. PTK recognizes and encourages scholarship among community college students. […]

Student Research Showcase Takes On Interdisciplinary Approach

July 23, 2018 | Academics, Campus Events, Research

Fifty-six Students in two sections of Dr. Nicola Blake’s Composition II course created individual research proposals on a variety of topics and presented those topics to the college community on July 19, 2018. The purpose of Composition II is to enhance students’ abilities to write in different genres, with an emphasis on developing a project […]

Three Professors Honored as 2018 Outstanding Educators

July 11, 2018 | Academics, Awards

Professors Claire King, Molly Makris, and Angelina Tallaj  were among the Outstanding Educators of the Year 2018. They were honored at Education Update’s annual awards ceremony held June 22 at the Harvard Club.

Conference Explores Ethnographies of Work Framework to Improve Education Equity and Social Mobility

July 2, 2018 | Academics, Events

On Tuesday, June 26, with the generous support of HERE to HERE, a Bronx-based organization that links employers, educators, and community partners to build employment opportunities among young New Yorkers, Guttman Community College hosted over 75 individuals from high schools, community colleges, four-year colleges and national organizations throughout the country for the Ethnographies of Work […]